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VIDEO: Delusional Suspect Stabs Dayton Police Officer In Neck

Dayton, OH – Police officials released graphic bodycam video on Monday that showed a 29-year-old paranoid schizophrenic stabbing a Dayton police officer in the neck last week (video below).

The incident occurred at about 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 13 when Dayton police officers responded to a home on Bancroft Street after a mother called 911 to report her son was “delusional,” the New York Post reported.

Bodycam video showed Dayton Police Officer George Kloos and two other officers arrived at the front door and talked with the owner’s son, 29-year-old Tyler Patrick, WLWT reported.

“Hi Tyler, what’s going on?” Officer Kloos greeted the man whom he had previously taken to the hospital when he suffered an earlier mental health episode.

When Patrick didn’t make sense, the officer asked if he wanted him to talk to his mother, who was sitting in the living room, the video showed.

Patrick told police he didn’t know why they were there.

“He’s delusional,” his mother told the officers from the couch.

“And you have a history of that,” the officer said to the man in the video.

Patrick’s mother told officers that her son had gone to the store and when he returned, he started banging on the walls of her house.

“Then I’m like ‘you’ve gotta get help,’” his mother explained.

“Why were you banging on the house?” an officer asked.

Patrick told officers that there was a “little home invasion” going on in the house and he could hear the home invaders in the walls and the ceiling, the video showed.

An officer asked Patrick if he could hear the home invaders at that moment.

“I mean, they quiet right now. Yes, there’s somebody in this house. Yes, it is. And it’s not just me. It’s a home invasion for real,” he told the officers with a serious expression on his face.

Officers offered to go into the house and look for the home invaders and Patrick told them that they’d probably have to go through the attic to find the suspects he was hearing, the video showed.

“I’m not playing no more,” he told the officers. “I’m just telling you what it is. It’s a home invasion.”

“You’re scared because you hear people in your house?” an officer asked.

He got upset when officers asked whether his mother could also hear the home invaders, the video showed.

Patrick’s mother told her son that she didn’t feel safe with him in her home anymore and said she wanted him to leave.

“But you feel safe with these people home invading your house?” he asked her, getting more upset, the video showed.

The officers told Patrick that the 911 call taker had heard him say, “Don’t play like I’m not going to kill all of you” and asked him if he was homicidal.

Officers asked Patrick to sit down while they checked the attic for home invaders, the video showed.

Then, when he wouldn’t sit down, they asked him which hospital he wanted to be taken to.

His mother told Patrick that he couldn’t stay in her house and needed to go to the hospital for help.

“I don’t feel safe with you anymore,” the older woman said in the video. “I don’t feel safe with you, Tyler. You gotta go. I don’t feel safe anymore.”

“I don’t need no medication,” Patrick insisted.

Police and Patrick’s mother briefly argued with the delusional man who insisted he had never been to the hospital before, the video showed.

“You need help, Tyler. I can’t do it no more,” his mother told him.

The officers talked with Patrick for a few more minutes and then told him that it was time to leave.

“Please,” the suspect said calmly and then pulled his hand out of his pocket.

The video showed the suspect suddenly lunged at Officer Kloos and stabbed him in the neck with a blade he’d had hidden in his pocket.

The video showed the Dayton Police Officers James West and Eric Hamby jumped on top of Patrick yelling “he’s got a knife” and struggled with the suspect until they disarmed him.

Officer Kloos, a 10-year veteran of the Dayton police force, was rushed to the hospital for treatment, the New York Post reported.

Doctors said that Patrick just missed slicing through Officer Kloos’ arteries and despite the look of the vicious attack, the brave officer would fully recover from his wounds, WLWT reported.

Patrick has been held in custody, charged with multiple counts of felonious assault.

Watch the incident unfold in the video below. WARNING – Graphic Content:

Written by
Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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